After 105 T20s played over 19 days in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, we finally have a winner of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22. Tamil Nadu won the final against Karnataka by four wickets to lift the trophy.
Tamil Nadu 153/6: TAMIL NADU WIN! A six off the last ball by Shahrukh Khan handed Tamil Nadu yet another win in the SMAT.
Tamil Nadu 136/6 in 19 overs: WICKET and 14 RUNS from Vidyadhar Patil's over! Mohammed's lofted shot finds Manish Pandey at long-on who grabs an easy catch.
Tamil Nadu 122/5 in 18 overs: WICKET! Prateek Jain tempts Sanjay Yadav to play a shot but was caught by Abhinav Manohar. Six runs from the over.
Tamil Nadu 116/4 in 17 overs: 19 RUNS! Shahrukh Khan goes all guns blazing. Hits a six and two fours from Darshan MB's bowling.
Tamil Nadu 97/4 in 16 overs: 2 WICKETS! Shankar, Jagadeesan departed on successive deliveries in their attempt to clear boundaries at long-off. Just two runs from Cariappa's over.
Tamil Nadu 95/2 in 15 overs: Vidyadhar Patil conceded a four. Overall eight runs from the over. Shankar gets a life.
Tamil Nadu 87/2 in 14 overs: Darshan MB gives away just six runs. Tamil Nadu under huge pressure.
Tamil Nadu 81/2 in 13 overs: 9 RUNS! A boundary from Tamil Nadu after quite some balls. Shankar's thick edge dropped by the keeper, gets a life. J Suchith wraps up his spell.
Tamil Nadu 72/2 in 12 overs: Fine over from KC Cariappa. Just five runs from it.
Tamil Nadu 67/2 in 11 overs: Tamil Nadu badly looking for runs. Prateek Jain conceded seven runs from his over.
Tamil Nadu 60/2 in 10 overs: Jagadeesha Suchith gives away just four runs from his third over.
Tamil Nadu 0-9 overs: Tamil Nadu openers- Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeesan were off to a fine start before the former was got run out. The yellow brigade had amassed 29 runs when they lost their first wicket. They received their second hiccup when Sai Sudharsan fell prey to Karun Nair's spin bowling. At the end of nine overs, Tamil Nadu are 56/2.
Tamil Nadu need 152 runs to win from 20 overs.
Karnataka 151/7 in 20 overs: 2 WICKETS and 13 RUNS! Dubey and Suchith lose wickets in a haste to get runs in the last over. Natarajan leaks 44 runs from his full quota of overs.
Karnataka 136/5 in 19 overs: 16 RUNS! Big over for Karnataka. Praveen Dubey smashes six and two fours to Sandeep Warrier.
Karnataka 120/5 in 18 overs: 11 RUNS! T Natarajan goes costly. Four and two wides.
Karnataka 109/5 in 17 overs: WICKET! Abhinav Manohar misses his well deserved fifty. Untimely lofted shot safely grabbed by Mohammed at long-off. 7 runs from the over.
Karnataka 102/4 in 16 overs: Six runs from Sanjay Yadav's over to wrap up his spell.
Karnataka 96/4 in 15 overs: Murugan Ashwin concedes seven runs from his last over.
Karnataka 89/4 in 14 overs: WICKET! Sai Kishore sends Sharath to the pavilion. Sudharsan takes a brilliant diving catch to dismiss Sharath. Overall, three runs from the over.
Karnataka 86/3 in 13 overs: T Natarajan leaks eight runs including a four.
Karnataka 78/3 in 12 overs: Eight runs from Murugan Ashwin's third over. Abhinav Manohar goes big for a six.
Karnataka 70/3 in 11 overs: Sandeep Warrier's over brings some respite for Tamil Nadu. Conceded three runs from his second over.
Karnataka 67/3 in 10 overs: 10 RUNS! Third consecutive over of 10 runs. T Natarajan goes expensive with four and two wides.
Karnataka 57/3 in 9 overs: 10 RUNS! Abhinav Manohar, Sharath BR ensuring that they keep rotating the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking. Abhinav smashed a six on the opening ball.
Karnataka 47/3 in 8 overs: 10 RUNS! Just the over Tamil Nadu was looking for. Sanjay Yadav smashed for two fours.
Karnataka 37/3 in 7 overs: Good opening over from Murugan Ashwin. Leaked away just three runs.
Karnataka 34/3 in 6 overs: Sai Kishore continues with his fine bowling. Just two runs and a wicket from the over.
Karnataka 0-6 overs: Karnataka were off to a flying start as they smashed nine runs in the opening over. However, Sai Kishore's first ball in the second over victimized Karnataka's opener Rohan Kadam. Thereafter, Kishore, alongside other bowlers- Sanjay Yadav and Sharath BR bowled economically and kept chipping wickets at regular intervals.
Tamil Nadu (Playing XI): Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar(c), Sanjay Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Sandeep Warrier, T Natarajan
Karnataka (Playing XI): Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey(c), Abhinav Manohar, Karun Nair, Sharath BR(w), Praveen Dubey, Jagadeesha Suchith, Darshan MB, Prateek Jain, KC Cariappa, Vidyadhar Patil
Tamil Nadu have won the toss and have opted to field
Karnataka: Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey(c), Abhinav Manohar, Karun Nair, Aniruddha Joshi, Sharath BR(w), Jagadeesha Suchith, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Darshan MB, KC Cariappa, Vidyadhar Patil, Ravikumar Samarth, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, V Koushik, Prateek Jain, Nihal Ullal, Ritesh Bhatkal, Krishnamurthy Siddharth
Tamil Nadu: Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar(c), Sanjay Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, P Saravana Kumar, Sandeep Warrier, Jagannathan Kaushik, Jagatheesan Kousik, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Adithya Ganesh, R Silambarasan, R Vivek, Manimaran Siddharth